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Vertical stiffness and muscle strain in professional Australian football

Serpell, Benjamin; Scarvell, Jennifer M; Ball, Nick; Smith, Paul


Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish if vertical stiffness was greater in professional Australian rules footballers who sustained a lower limb skeletal muscle strain compared to those who did not, and to establish if a relationship between age, or training history, and vertical stiffness existed. Thirty-one participants underwent weekly rebound jump testing on a force platform over two seasons. Vertical stiffness was calculated for injured players and the uninjured cohort 1 and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2014.942681


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